SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 28 churches and 38 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.


If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!


Pastor Ben


The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions


Save the Date! Annual Meeting is October 21st!

The 37th annual (fall) meeting of the South Central Baptist Association will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:30am at Wrightsdale Baptist Church, 310 Little Britain Road South, Peach Bottom, PA (Lancaster County). As one of two annual meetings, this is the big one! We'll elect officers, hear proposals, vote on issues, learn about God's work in our six-county region, sing, pray, worship, and eat together.


Pastor Gerard Bonhomette at Home with the Lord, September 8, 2017

On September 8, 2017, Pastor Gerard Bonhomette, retired from our First Haitian Baptist Agape Church in Reading (Shillington; now disbanded) went home to be with the Lord in his home in Florida. His wife, Marlene, reports he died of an apparent heart attack, probably the result of high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Pastor Bonhomette's funeral will take place at:

Grace Trinity Church

5200 Oxford Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19124 

 ...on Saturday, Sept 23rd at 9:00am. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 7:00am to 9:00am (yes, you read that correctly, very early in the morning!).

The interment will take place at Noon at a cemetery near the church, and a fellowship lunch will begin at 1:00pm at New Creation Baptist Church, 1313 Sellers Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124.

Pastor Alberto Hernandez, SCBA Director of Ethnic Ministries, will be attending. All SCBA churches are encouraged to attend.

  September 2017  
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